Should you use points to lower your mortgage interest rate? The answer is a resounding "maybe." A few important factors need to be considered first.
The second major category of mortgage frauds targets consumers. Foremost among these are foreclosure rescue and mortgage debt relief scams. These scams seek to take advantage of homeowners who are falling behind on their mortgages or property taxes and are afraid of losing their homes. These scams are of particular concern in a depressed economy when unemployment is rising.
One of the main concerns people have about home equity loans has to do with how they are affected by tax policy. Specifically, what are the rules when it comes taxation and taking a deduction for the home equity loan interest that you pay?